Staff

  • Rev. Dr. Peter Pendell

    Interim Senior Pastor

    peterp@libertycorner.org

    (908) 647-0340 ext. 121


    Peter Pendell has served in pastoral ministry since 1975. After 30 years at Millington Baptist Church, he retreaded and has been serving in interim and itinerant ministry. He loves the Lord Jesus, the Church, and his family. His passion is to help people connect with God and with each other. 


    Pastor Peter was ordained in a Conservative Baptist Church and in the Christian and Missionary Alliance. He holds a BA from Nyack College, MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and DMin from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Since retreading in 2010, he has served three interim pastor positions and regular pulpit supply in a variety of churches. 


    Peter has been married to Elona for 49 years. They have two children, daughter Aimee and son Jonathon, two grandchildren, Austin and Chloe, and a grand dog, Maxie.

  • Rev. Anne Havrilla

    Associate Pastor

    anneh@libertycorner.org

    (908) 647-0340 ext. 113


    Anne is the Associate Pastor at Liberty Corner Church. Her areas of ministry encompass Spiritual Formation (for adults), which includes classes and small groups. She also leads worship, provides pastoral care and is the pastor to the Deacon board. Anne is a certified Spiritual Director and also a licensed Zumba instructor. She is married to Alden Johnson, who is also a pastor, and has two adult children, Alec and Amity, and three crazy cats.

  • Rev. Steve Janssen

    studentLIFE Pastor

    stevej@libertycorner.org

    (908) 647-0340 ext. 118


    Steve has served as studentLIFE Pastor since 2009. His passions are helping students take the next step in their relationship with God, and developing students of influence who will seek and serve Jesus for a lifetime. Steve was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. He has a B.A. in Pastoral Studies from North Central University in Minneapolis and received his license to preach in 1995 from the Minnesota District Council of the Assemblies of God. He was ordained in 2002. Steve and his wife Tracy have the four greatest children on earth (okay, they're a little biased)!

  • Kelly Tancredi

    Liberty Corner Kids Director

    kellyt@libertycorner.org

    (908) 647-0340 ext. 117


    Since joining the staff in 2006, Kelly has worked to nurture children and families toward a lasting relationship with Jesus Christ. As Liberty Corner Kids Director, Kelly leads a team of dedicated volunteers who work to make Liberty Corner Kids a place both kids and parents love! She oversees children from birth-5th grade, as well as the Childcare and Special Needs ministries, The Children’s Corner Director, and special events and activities for children at the church. 

  • Bill Stauffer

    Director of Contemporary Worship Ministries

    Communications Associate

    bills@libertycorner.org


    Bill coordinates and leads the Contemporary Worship service and assists with communications. Bill studied music education at Westminster Choir College, and has served in churches in New Jersey and North Carolina. Bill comes not only with musical skills, but a pastor's heart. Bill has twins (a son and a daughter), and is a big New York Mets fan.


  • Elizabeth Seaman

    The Children's Corner Director

    elizabeths@libertycorner.org

    (908) 647-8401


    Beth, a career educator, joined the TCC administrative team in January 2018. She has taught in a variety of schools and several different states adding to her credentials all along the way. Beth and her husband Michael, a military chaplain, have four children all in their twenties. She loves reading, creative projects of all kinds, art, and traveling.  


  • Peggy Simpson

    Business Administrator

    peggys@libertycorner.org

    (908) 647-0340 ext. 120


    Peggy manages Human Resources and the database. She has been a member of Liberty Corner Church since 2004, and has served in many capacities. Peggy has two grown sons, both of whom live outside the U.S. In addition to four biological grandchildren, she has adopted grandchildren from several nations. 


    Peggy feels privileged to be a member of staff. She is an unpaid servant who is available in the church office on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

  • Joe Assante

    Facilities Manager

    joea@libertycorner.org

    (908) 647-0340 ext. 107

    (908) 300-6605


    Joe oversees the day-to-day operations of Liberty Corner Church campus including maintenance, building security, repairs, room set-up and scheduling.

  • Heather Tracy

    Communications Manager

    heathert@libertycorner.org


    Heather adds visual impact to church ministry through design and layout for print, web and media communications.



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  • Lexie Blajsa

    Bookkeeper

    lexieb@libertycorner.org

    (908) 647-0340 ext. 103


    Lexie is the part-time Bookkeeper. She keeps Liberty Corner Church ministry running by paying the bills and balancing the books. Lexie and her husband, Mark, have three kids and love to spend time with their extended family at the beach. 

  • Marie Wenslau

    Administrative Assistant

    mariew@libertycorner.org

    (908) 647-0340 ext. 105


    Marie provides support to the church staff, as needed. Upon her retirement from the corporate world, Marie decided to serve God and others by volunteering as part of the church staff. She is available in the church office Tuesday through Thursday. Marie has three grown sons and three grandchildren; she is grateful for her many blessings.

  • Michelle Richardson

    Financial Assistant

    micheller@libertycorner.org


    Michelle is an unpaid servant who assists with bookkeeping and monthly reconciliations. She has a degree in finance and is very thankful that she is able to use her skills to serve God and his church. Michelle and Bill moved to Warren about a year ago from south Alabama; they have four children: their son Jonathan, his wife Caitlin; and their two daughters Jessica and Julie Anna. She leads a Women's Bible study at the church on Thursday mornings.

  • Chuck Schneider

    Covenant Choir Director

    charless@libertycorner.org


    Chuck Schneider came to LCPC in September 2012 and since then has taken on some different roles at the church, including: Director of the Children’s Choirs (2012-present), CAMP Director (2012-2015), and Covenant Choir Director (2015-present). Chuck studied voice at Rutgers University and received his Masters of Music at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After graduate school, Chuck toured the country as an opera singer with opera companies in North Carolina, Iowa, and Alaska, to name a few. Since that time he has taught private voice lessons from Staten Island, New York to Miami Florida since 2002 and has settled in nicely at The Lawrenceville School and Rider University in Lawrenceville NJ. When Chuck isn’t doing something musically related, he loves spending time with his two children Charlie and Mina. You can catch the back of Chuck’s head, as he conducts the choir, most Sunday mornings at 9:15 and 11 am. For information regarding children’s choirs, Covenant Choir, Easter Choir, Christmas Choir, or Advent Choir, please reach out to charless@libertycorner.org.

  • David Sherman

    Bell Choir Director

    shermand@rider.edu


    We welcome David Sherman as our Liberty Ringers Director. David is a sophomore at Westminster Choir College and a member of the acclaimed Westminster Concert Bell Choir. He has been ringing handbells for more than 10 years and looks forward to growing the bell program at Liberty Corner Church. 

  • Office Volunteers

    Kevin Fox

    kwf080@gmail.com


    Sharon Lawton

    sharonlawton@verizon.net


    A special thank you to Lauren Jones for taking the staff headshots and many of the pictures throughout the site. To see more of Lauren's work visit www.laurenkearns.com.